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About Us

San Juan Citizens Alliance advocates for clean air, pure water, and healthy lands and wildlife – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin.

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Our History

In 1986 a group of concerned citizens joined forces, launching the Alliance to protect their families and neighbors from the impacts of unchecked oil and gas development. Over the years, the organization grew to address a broad array of issues concerning the quality and protection of regional air, land, and water resources. The Alliance has over 1000 dues-paying members and thousands of supporters who care passionately about preserving the unique qualities of this region. We are supported by eight staff members who add decades of technical and strategic expertise to the cause.

Areas of Advocacy

Explore where we are championing for our environment and local communities

Oil & Gas


We’ve endured a century of dirty energy in the Four Corners. It’s time to clean up the mess and transition to a clean, just future.


Public Lands


The land is our home. We work to ensure the viability of this landscape and all of its inhabitants. If we don’t protect our public lands, no one else will.




From dams to drought and toxic run-off, our waterways are under constant pressure. Help us protect the lifeblood of our community.




A crucial part of our ecosystem, we cannot protect our ecosystem properly without considering wildlife. Most notably, we are currently working to restore wolves to Colorado.


What We Do

Learn about our different programs and the wide span of work they do in the San Juan Basin.

Our Successes

These are just some of our big wins over the years! Hover for more information.

Meet the team of scientists and passionate activists!

Staff and Board

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